|2/10/2023 11:49:00 AM|
Bond modification denied in Town of Wyoming shooting
A petition to modify bond for Timothy Sontic was denied by Iowa County Circuit Court Judge Matt Allen Thursday.
Sontic is accused of homicide by intoxicated use of a firearm when a woman was shot on January 25 at a residence on Percussion Rock Road in the Town of Wyoming. The woman, who is yet to be identified by her parents' request, was taken to a hospital where she later died.
Sontic did not deny the shooting when officers arrived at the home. He contends he picked up the firearm and it accidently discharged, striking the victim in her head.
Sontic, 34, has been held on $250,000 cash bond.
Sontic is represented by attorneys Andrew I. Martinez and Annie E. Getsinger. Martinez presented the motion for a bail reduction claiming Sontic is not a flight risk and would show up for all his court ordered appearances.
Allen said the severity of the crime and the fact a conviction could result in 25 years in prison are two reasons for the denial.
Martinez asked for further status at least 30 days out.
Allen set the next appearance for Sontic for March 7 at 4 p.m.
The State of Wisconsin that brought the charges is represented by District Attorney Zachary Leigh. Tia Fisher is representing a minor child and will also appear in court for further proceedings.
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